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Speechless (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 16 December 1994 (USA)
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Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides.



Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Vallick
Julia Mann
Bob 'Bagdad' Freed
Wannamaker (as Mitch Ryan)
Paul Lazar ...
Jodi Carlisle ...
Doris Wind


Two political speechwriters fall in love before they find out they are working for candidates on opposite sides.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


There are two sides to every relationship... Don't trust either of them. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for one use of strong language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apenas Bons Amigos  »

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Box Office


$20,664,501 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This movie was released the year before Christopher Reeve had his near-fatal riding accident. See more »


Julia: Shall we speak the unspoken language of love?
Kevin: You mean the kind only dogs can hear?
Julia: Yes, the very same.
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Mi Tierra
Written by Estéfano (as F. 'Estefano' Salgado)
Performed by Gloria Estefan
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The Vidiot Reviews...
22 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews


Being a speechwriter must be very erotic, since you have to imagine your audience not wearing any clothes.

However, the only people that the speechwriters in this romantic-comedy want to see nude are each other.

Two insomniac writers, Kevin (Michael Keaton) and Julia (Geena Davis), form a sexual relationship during sleepless nights at an all-night diner.

Solidifying their relationship based on the knowledge that each other is in the writing profession, both are later stunned when they find out that they are being pitted against each other on either side of a heated political battle.

Matters are made worse when Julia's old flame, a hotshot war correspondent (Christopher Reeve), returns.

A sharply written love story that encompasses two strange bedfellows, Speechless delivers both bipartisan belly laughs and relevant musings on working relationships.

And while dating a rival speechwriter sounds hot, flirting through the elderly male candidates could get awkward. (Yellow Light)


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